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What Kind of Jobs Are Veterans Coming Home To?

As America thanks the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform this Veterans Day, the Service Employees International Union’s Stand for Security – the nation’s largest security officers union – released a report on working conditions for 230,000 veterans in the mostly low-wage security industry.

New UC Berkeley Report on Declining Wages at US Airports and Impact on Safety & Security

UC Berkeley released a new report today on the “substantial increase in outsourcing which has undercut job security and lowered wages” at America’s airports and how “the transformation of self-sustaining middle-class airline careers to low-wage outsourced jobs not only hurts workers and their communities, but also may negatively affect the safety, security, and efficiency of airports.”

Statement from Airport Service Workers on Today’s Tragic Shootings at LAX

The tragic shootings at LAX this morning are a striking reminder of the important role airport workers play in the safety of the millions of passengers who travel through our nation’s airports every year.

SEIU USWW’s “Mayoral Town Hall” Brings San Diego Mayoral Candidates to San Diego Janitors

SEIU USWW in San Diego hosted a Mayoral Town Hall event for local janitors with the three democratic candidates running in the special election. Mike Aguirre, David Alvarez and Nathan Fletcher fielded questions from twenty-three active political leaders in the union’s janitorial division. Janitors asked questions in four general areas including labor, neighborhoods, income inequality and immigration reform.

Los Angeles Security Officers Ratify Four-Year Agreement to Raise Industry Standards, Improve more than 2,000 Jobs

In a major victory for more than 2,000 security officers united in SEIU-USWW, workers ratified a four-year agreement reached with private security contractors that will raise security industry standards and improve jobs throughout Los Angeles.

Bay Area Security Officers Ratify Four-Year Agreement to Raise Industry Standards, Improve Nearly 5,000 Jobs

In a major victory for nearly 5,000 security officers united in SEIU-USWW, workers Wednesday night ratified a four-year agreement reached last week with private security contractors that will raise security industry standards and improve jobs throughout the Bay area.

USWW Members: In the News for Immigration Reform

Clergy Bless Security Officer Picket Signs, Efforts to Rebuild Middle Class

…as Security Officers Prepare to Strike in the Bay Area and Los Angeles San Francisco, CA – With a labor stoppage looking more possible every day, concerned clergy in the Bay Area and Los Angeles today blessed California security officers, …

USWW Members Hold Press Conference on President’s Immigration Reform Speech

Hundreds of SEIU USWW members and immigration reform supporters throughout California came together to view President Obama’s public launch of his effort to pass a commonsense immigration reform measure this year.  Press conferences were also held to announce plans to …

USWW & Community Members Pledge Actions in Support of the President’s Immigration Reform Plan

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SF Security Officers Rally for Good Jobs to Lift Up Their Communities

PRESS ADVISORY For January 17, 2013 Contact: Isobel White, 510-828-3554 SF Security Officers to Rally for Good Jobs, Lifting Up Their Communities San Francisco – On Thursday, January 17 at 4:00 p.m., dozens of San Francisco security officers will rally …

LA Labor Fed, SEIU-USWW Press Conference on Thanksgiving Eve Protest at LAX

Coalition Announces 1,000+ Person Action on Thanksgiving Eve to Protest LAX Contractor’s Violation of City’s Living Wage Law and Elimination of Affordable Health Care for Workers LA Labor Fed, USWW and Community Leaders to Present March Route & Rally Logistics  Los …

Immigration Reform Now! press conference at LA City Hall

  USWW President Mike Garcia speaks to reporters about the need for immigration reform NOW for hardworking families in California and across the country. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry visits Get Out the Vote Offices

SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry visited SEIU Get Out The Vote offices in Panorama City and Gardena, where USWW members were hard at work canvassing and phone banking eligible registered voters to vote YES on 30 and NO on …

LAX Workers Demand Cancelation of Aviation Safeguards Contract — Alert Community of Massive Action the Day Before Thanksgiving

Los Angeles | Today, over 200 airport workers appeared before the City Council to alert City Council that the escalating dispute at the airport has reached a point where workers have no choice but to look towards major work actions …

Communities Unite in Support of Working Families and Schools this November – Hundreds Participated in Largest Phone Bank in LA History

Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, October 6th, community groups, faith leaders, immigrant rights’ organizations, students, parents, homeowners and working families, united their efforts to pass Prop 30 and stop Prop 32 during a rally at Horace Mann Middle School. …

City and Labor Leaders Launch Latino “Get Out the Vote” Campaign in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | On September 26, 2012, over 100 SEIU USWW members, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, USWW President Mike Garcia, US Congressman Xavier Becerra, California State Senator Alex Padilla, LA City Councilmembers Richard Alarcon, Eric Garcetti and Ed Reyes, …

Over 100 Bay Area Community Members Protest against a ‘Romney Economy’

San Jose, CA – Following the Republican party’s nomination of Mitt Romney as its presidential candidate, over 100 Bay Area community members joined thousands of working people across the country to speak out against the ‘Romney Economy.’ As part of in a nationwide day of action, Bay Area community members gathered outside of San Jose City Hall to rally and protest Romney’s economic policies.

Janitors in the East Bay and Seven Other Cities to Honor Houston Janitors’ Strike

San Ramon, CA – Starting on Tuesday, the Houston janitors’ unfair labor practices strike will spread to 8 cities across the United States, including here in the East Bay. Early this week SEIU Local 1 janitors will fan out around the country to establish picket lines against their janitorial contractors in San Ramon in California, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and Seattle, followed on Thursday in Los Angeles and Denver.

Janitors March in Protest of Threats to Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare

Sacramento, CA – On May 31st, over 150 janitors marched through the heart of our state’s capital against cleaning contractors and their corporate employers who are refusing to offer wages that would lift janitors and their families out of poverty, in addition to severely limiting access to affordable, quality healthcare.